SARC News

SARC Launches Livelihood Projects in Idlib


As soon as people started returning to their village in Nahllaya south Idlib, SARC launched its first livelihood project there to be the first step forward to help the returnees. Since agriculture has been the main source of livelihood in the mentioned village, livelihood team concluded its assessments with the “Home gardens project” to be the most preferred choice that could improve and enhance food security for most vulnerable people there. The project, which was launched in cooperation with the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Societies on May 1st, 2017, is aimed to secure a varied food… Read More »


Workshop on Peer Support Program


Due to the imposed accumulated stress over the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers, SARC organized a workshop on peer support program on 14-17/5/2017. The course, which is carried out in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross, targeted 13 volunteers of Damascus branch and supported them with the needed training on how to deal with the psychological stress. The participating volunteers will be able to promote the service of peer support among their colleagues in the branch.


A Training Course on “Mental Health Gap Action Program”


The Mental Health Gap Action Program presents a good solution In light of the challenges imposed by the current crisis in Syria, the sever lack of psychologists and the increase of the mental health disorder cases. In cooperation with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) organized a training course on the mentioned program on 21-25/5/2017. The course brought together 25 doctors of SARC staff members who work in primary health care all over the Syrian governorates. It dealt with many topics of depression, bipolar disorder, collapse, psychosis and psychological… Read More »


SARC launches a workshop for Mobile clinics Teams


In order to achieve an optimal primary health care, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) held a workshop that brought together all supervising doctors, administrators and coordinators of its mobile clinics teams on 6-7/5/2017. The workshop involved discussions about the new work’s mechanisms and signified the mobile clinics’ work that, based on census, targets areas of poor medical services and most vulnerable people. The workshop assured that the ideal primary health care is achieved by constant follow-up to the patient health condition. It is worth to mention that SARC has 20 mobile clinics that targets the most vulnerable patients and… Read More »


Mr. Peter Maurer visit to the Jointly Implemented Project by SARC & ICRC


In a statement on his fifth trip to Syria, Mr. Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), wrote: “I was impressed by the dedication of thousands of the volunteers of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) who work with us to help people in need. Together with the SARC, we are ready to boost our neutral humanitarian operations, we are ready to increase the delivery of vital aid.” During the trip Mr. Maurer visited many projects that implemented by SARC in cooperation with ICRC in Al-Tall, Al-Dumyer, Ein Elfiejeh and Al-Zabadani in Rural Damascus. Mr.… Read More »


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